How to Grow Cupid's Dart Flowers
Perennial, Catanache Caerulea
Cupid's Dart are an attractive, easy to grow perennial flower. These
blue daisies look great in a flowerbed, and offer striking contrast to other
flowers in the bed.
Once established, Cupid's Dart plants will grow for years with little attention.
They are drought tolerant, and don't mind a little crowding.
Cupid's Dart are good in dried flower arrangements.
Plant Height: 18" - 24"
Cupid's Dart are started from seed. They can be directly seeded into your
flower garden, or started indoors for transplanting later. If started early,
they can bloom the first year. For an early start, Plant them indoors 6 to
8 weeks before the last frost in your area.
Cover Cupid's Dart seeds lightly with soil, about 1/8". Space seeds 3"-4"
apart. Thin seedlings to 12" apart.
Days to Germination: 21 - 25
How to Grow Cupid's Dart Plants:
Cupid's Dart are easy to grow. They prefer full sun, and a rich, well drained
soil. They are a drought tolerant plant. Water them during dry periods, once
or twice per week. Add a general purpose fertilizer once a month.
Cupid's Dart plants will grow up to two feet. They produce blue flowers on
thin, wiry stems. Leaves are thin and grayish green in color. After flowers
have died, pinch off the dead flower heads to promote new blooms.
Flowers Bloom: Summer to Fall
How to Dry Cupid's Dart: Pick when the flowers just begin to show
color, and before they are totally open. Tie the stems in bunches and hang
in a cool, dry, well ventilated area.
Insect and Disease:
Cupid's Dart are resistant to insects and disease. Mildew problems
may occur in warm, humid weather. If insect or disease problems occur, treat
early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.
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